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From: John Pickens <>
Subject: [Q-R] Lydia Wollaston (Mullin/Mullen)
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 19:25:56 -0800
To: Herbert Standing
I had a chance to visit the Swarthmore library and verify the information
you gleaned about Lydia Wollaston and reported to the list the other
week. I found documentation in the original records for all the data you
compiled and it was accurate. The information about her being "married out
of the society" was apparently noted by someone in the Delaware
genealogical society who was abstracting the Wilmington monthly meetings
(film: MR-Ph 645) - it must have come from someone's personal knowledge or
unpublished data - I could find no mention in the monthly meeting minutes
(though I did not read every word between 1810 and 1815).
Apparently Lydia disappeared from the records after she married (though
there was a different Lydia who married a John Mullin).
She was in the Wilmington MM membership directory of 1807, moved out in
1808, moved back in 1810, but gone (undocumented) by 1815.
According to 1850 census records two of her children indicated they were
born in Pennsylvania, in the 1818-1820 period, before the family located to
Virginia. So I suspect they lived in Pennsylvania for a few years - but
there was no record of her after 1810.
Thank you for your help.
P.S. An Alexander Mullen was listed in a business directory as a carpenter
in Baltimore in 1819 - that seems like a long commute to Pennsylvania. Or
perhaps they first moved to Pennsylvania, then Baltimore, and then to
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